Board: Rossignol RockNRolla
Camber Option: Amptek Auto Turn. 20% camber between the feet 80% rocker everywhere else.
Bindings: K2 Indy
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB Size 10
My Weight: 175lbs
Conditions: Mid day slushy sunny park laps. The snow had the consistency of mashed potatoes and there were a few sections of corduroy to be found.
Flex: Most jib boards are meant to be soft, then there are those that are soft and responsive. This is that board. The micro camber zone gives just a bit of snap back that you get pop out of presses and slides. Granted there is a huge rocker zone which makes this board really playful.
Stability: Would I charge a steep line with this board? No, because that’s not what it’s meant for. If you’re just riding around on a groomer playing around and keeping it at moderate speeds you’ll notice that while there is chatter it won’t buck you. Now going mach 10, prepare to have yourself get bounced around more than a toddler in a bouncy castle full of drunk adults.
Ollies: Two things about this board it’s wider and it has a small camber zone. This is where the snap comes from to drive the pop of the board in the tips. There’s enough for popping off small features, you have to work for anything bigger though.
Pop On Jumps: For a board so small and jib oriented it does handle jumps fairly well. Small to medium sized jumps take little to no effort, just keep it around the 20 foot range and you’ll be fine.
Butterability: This board is meant for spreading some love across the ground. Press it into the snow, spin sideways, revert it back around, and then maybe pop out of whatever trick you’re doing. It does have Rossignol’s Roller tech which elevates the edge, this will help with not catching.
Jibbing: Two years ago we gave this a jib award. There’s a reason for that, this board is meant to slide rails. Look at how it’s built and its flex pattern and it just excels at this. The camber zone between the feet is perfect for locking into round and flat bars while the rocker in the tips makes pressing super easy.
Carving: Unlike most jib boards you can rail a turn on it. Will it wash out? Yeah, if you push it beyond its limit. So finding the sweet spot is key, but when you do set it on edge and take it for a rip. For all you people on the Yawgoons carving train this is something to look at.
Rider in Mind: The jib rider that’s downsizing their deck and taking it from the street to the park. Perfect for someone riding a small resort or rope tow.
Personal Thoughts: I’ve always had fun on this board. It does what it’s marketed to do and it does it really well. Yes, there are other boards that are similar to this out there, but Rossi has figured out how to make you pleased with this jib offering. Which is saying something considering that is not what they’re known for.
Comparable Boards: Flow Verve, Yes Jackpot, Arbor Draft
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This snowboard was loaned to us for product review from Rossignol Snowboards marketing department